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Re: James Hope



Victor,

I'll give it a try. I am anxiously awaiting the paperwork from James.
Looks like another George Schmidt affair.

Bill
----- Original Message -----
From: "Victor Steinbok" <Victor.Steinbok@VERIZON.NET>
To: <ARN-L@listsrva.CUA.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 11:50 PM
Subject: Re: James Hope


> At 7:15 PM -0500 2/2/02, William Cala wrote:
> >I just spent over an hour on the phone with James Hope (teacher from
> >Georgia). This guy has gone through an unbelievable hell over the
> >past three years. His informatio is 60 minutes quality.
> >McGraw-Hill's Gateway exams look and sound a lot like NY's 4th and
> >8th grade junk. Same scoring and scaling games being played. I
> >haven't been much on conspiracy theories, but .....
> >
> >Any connections to major press outlets would be appreciated. James
> >Traub, Michael Winerip and Richard Rothstein from the NY Times
> >should have some interest in this. Perhaps Jay Matthews from
> >Washington Post (some help from Ken would be appreciated). I can
> >contact the three from the NY Times (Unless Ed Levine has a more
> >direct route).
> >
> >James is sending me an all inclusive packet. I'll share more as I read
it.
> >
> >His stories of the "school police" are frightening. No, this is not
> >a euphemism. Gwinett County has school police that apparently act
> >like the FBI.
> >
> >Bill
>
> Bill, your credentials make you a perfect agent to put Mr. Hope in
> contact with one of the network magazines (60 Minutes, Dateline, 48
> Hours, Prime Time Live or whatever it has reincarnated into). With a
> name like this, he cannot miss.
>
> Throw in George S in Chicago (provided that George behaves and shows
> his best side, which we see often) and a couple of teachers in
> Massachusetts who have been disciplined over refusing to administer
> tests, plus yourself and Scarsdale and you have a best-seller. When
> shall we start the bidding?
>
> VS-)
>
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